Islamabad, 28 June 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador-designate of Turkiye to Pakistan, H.E Mehmet Pacaci, presented copies of his credentials. Ali Haider Altaf, Director General of Protocol of Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the credentials of the ambassador.

Turkiye-Pakistan bilateral relations

Over the years, Turkiye’s relations with Pakistan have grown stronger on the foundation of a deep friendship and brotherhood. Joint high-level visits have furthered the improvement of cordial ties between the two countries.

In times of necessity and regarding matters of common interest, the two nations have helped one another. The tight ties between the people have become stronger as a result of this.

The creation of the High-level Cooperation Council in 2009 has institutionalized the ties between the two nations. Later, the group was elevated to the position of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC).

On February 13–14, 2020, during President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoan’s most recent trip to Pakistan, the HLSCC convened its sixth meeting in Islamabad.

Thirteen documents were signed during the visit. These include the “Strategic Economic Framework” and the joint statement of the HLSCC (SEF).

In addition, the strong commitment of their leaders to further intensify bilateral cooperation in all areas have strengthened the two nations’ numerous similarities.

Pakistan and Turkiye collaborate extensively in multilateral fora like the UN, OIC, ECO, and D-8 and have similar perspectives on some of the most significant contemporary regional and international issues.

As significant founding members of the OIC, ECO, and D-8, Pakistan and Turkey have become natural leaders of the Muslim world.

Although Ankara and Islamabad have long been parties to separate agreements, their collaboration in the economic, defense, health, and energy sectors has increased.

Currently, there are commitments from Pakistan and Turkiye to expand their bilateral cooperation on global platforms.

With an emphasis on the aforementioned sectors, the two nations continue to deepen their bilateral relations.